Tamworth will come together on Friday night to celebrate 130 years of electric street lighting in the city.
The ‘Light up the Night’ event at the Tamworth Powerstation Museum, will include a pop-up-bar, Gomeroi dancers, guided tours of the museum and an opportunity to see the mighty John Fowler steam engines all fired up.
This free event is a wonderful opportunity for residents to learn all about Tamworth’s pioneering history.Director of the Tamworth Regional Gallery and Museums, Bridget Guthrie
The Tamworth Dramatic Society will also present an outdoor performance with projections that will depict the story of how Tamworth became the 'City of Light' in 1888.
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Director of the Tamworth Regional Gallery and Museums, Bridget Guthrie, said it’s an opportunity not to be missed.
“This free event is a wonderful opportunity for residents to learn all about Tamworth’s pioneering history as the first municipality in the Southern Hemisphere to have electric street lighting, right at the very place where it all happened – the Powerstation Museum,” she said.
The ‘City of Light’ exhibition showcases the work of some of the regions most talented artists who have been selected to explore how light is used in the creation of art.
The exhibition is open to the general public until Sunday 25 November 2018.
“Light up the Night” is a free event. Celebrations commence at 7pm and the Tamworth Dramatic Society performance will be at 8pm.
Food and drinks are available for purchase. Residents are encouraged to bring a chair or a picnic rug.